Forest Ghost Flower
(Nanjing folk herbs)
[synonyms] Ganoderma lucidum herb (Nanjing folk herb), golden key (Zhejiang traditional Chinese medicine resource list), sangmaohua (Hangzhou medicinal plant records), Ophiopogon japonicus, baimaohua, shirtless flower, shaoundei (Jiangxi herbal medicine), Nicotiana tabacum (Chinese herbal medicine manual of Jiangsu medicine).
[source] it is the whole plant of orobanaceae.
[plant morphology] Zizania latifolia, also known as sugarcane parasitism.
Annual parasitic herb, about 15 cm high, without chlorophyll. Inflorescence racemose, rachis very short, pedicel from axil of scaly bract, terminal flowering, solitary lateral; bracteoles absent; sepals sheathed, 2-3 cm long, surrounded by the lower part of corolla tube, apex pointed; corolla tube long and curved, light purple red, 3-5 cm long, apex 5-lobed abduction; stamens 4, 2-strong, inserted in the lower part of corolla tube, alternate with lobes. There is a pseudostaminode on the back; pistil 1, ovary superior, 1-locular, lateral membranous placenta, stigma large, dish like. Capsule ovoid, 1-1.5 cm long, many seeds. The flowering period is from September to October.
It grows in grassland or shady wetland under forest. It is parasitic on the roots of Miscanthus sibiricus and Phragmites australis. It is distributed all over the country.
[nature and taste] Jiangxi herbal medicine: "it is cool in nature, bitter in taste and poisonous. "
[function indications] for sore throat, urinary tract infection, osteomyelitis, sores.
① "Zhejiang traditional Chinese medicine resource list": "the whole herb can cure sore throat. "
② "The whole herb can cure cough. "
③ "Clearing away heat and detoxification" is the key point of traditional Chinese Medicine Manual of Su Yi. Treatment of tonsillitis, pharyngitis, urinary tract infection. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan. External use: mash and apply.
[selected formula] ① for osteomyelitis: use wild rice root or flower to mash and apply externally; or use licorice as a guide, and take it orally in boiling water. (Nanjing folk herbs)
② Treatment of snakebite: wild wild wild rice flower one or two, sun dried, musk one point, centipede seven. Soak in sesame oil and apply on the outside with Maqu. (Jiangxi herbal medicine)
③ Treatment: wild wild wild rice flower, sesame oil a little, mash external application. (Jiangxi herbal medicine)
Chinese PinYin : Ye Gu
Forest Ghost Flower
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